Welcome District 1 folks! I am learning new things here at our Summer Council meeting including how to start up this blog for District 1. (woohoo!) We are setting goals for the year, along with a budget, and talking about how we can increase membership! I challenge YOU to invite someone to join & bring them to Knobnoster and our Kansas City Conference! I cannot imagine my life without MAEA. I look back to when I was just a beginning teacher and how much I have grown from those first years because I attended conferences and learned so much from so many of you! I started choice-based learning because of this organization. I have met so many new wonderful art teachers and they are invaluable resources that I can contact for how to handle situations at school, classroom management questions, art show tips, etc. I don't know where I would be without MAEA but I do know I would not be nearly the teacher I am!
Here are the dates if you need to know for the upcoming year: Knobnoster is Oct. 3-4 & Kansas City's conference will be April 9-12, 2015. I am planning to host a drag n' brag Nov. 15 in St. Joseph at my home so please plan to come! I would love to have you! Email me at andrea.aeschliman at sjsd.k12.mo.us if you want more information! Have a great school year D1!